This article provides an overview of Glow C’s key features.
Air Quality Factors and the Awair Score
Glow C uses state-of-the-art sensing technology to continuously monitor temperature, humidity, and volatile organic compound (VOC) levels. Our chemical sensors measure the aggregate number of VOCs, which includes both formaldehyde and benzene, but for a complete list see our dedicated VOC article. All measurements are displayed in the Awair App.
From medical and academic research, we have estimated a range of optimal values for these key environmental factors: Temperature (22 ̊C - 26 ̊C, or 71.6 ̊F - 78.8 ̊F), Humidity (40% - 50%), and chemicals (<333ppb). The Awair Score provides an at-a-glance assessment of your air quality, on a simple 0 to 100 scale. When these three environmental factors deviate outside our recommended ranges, the Awair Score decreases.
Glow C’s LED light color is fully customizable across the entire spectrum of ambient light. Glow C’s default light mode (Air Status) reflects the overall air quality in the room. In the Awair App, users can change the light mode by selecting the “light button” adjacent to the power switch shortcut on the device’s home screen. You can cycle between “Air Status”, “Ambient Light Mode, “ and “Light Off.”
When the Ambient Light Mode is selected, a colored circle will appear next to your selection. Press this circle and you will be taken to a light customization screen. Moving the cursor around the color wheel directly changes the LED light color, with the current color selection reflected in the middle of the circle and on the device itself. You can also change the LED’s brightness and saturation with the two sliders below the color wheel. Turning the LED brightness to 0 will effectively turn the LED light off, but should be checked as a potential source of error if your ambient light is not turning on.
These settings will be remembered when you switch light modes or power cycle the device. You can also edit these settings under the device settings section, specifically under the category of “Light.” You can access the color wheel screen or the Air Status brightness setting.
Triggers and Integrations
Glow C’s smart plug functionality allows it to automate “non-smart” devices. The outlet can be activated by pressing the physical power button on the Glow C, by tapping the in-app prompt, or through triggers and integrations managed via the Awair app.
Triggers are a set of customizable reactions to changes in environmental factors like humidity and temperature. Glow C triggers are activated through the Awair app via the Awair+ tab. Glow C comes with a series of pre-programmed on/off switches that react to changes in humidity, temperature, and chemicals. Users can also program Glow C to activate on pre-set time schedules or through motion detection, and also activate the nightlight as a result of motion. See the triggers article for more details.
Glow C can also be integrated with Google Home, IFTTT, and Amazon Alexa. These integrations allow Glow C to be part of a larger ecosystem of interconnected devices and extend the functionality of the Glow C trigger system. Through integration with IFTTT, Glow C’s on/off switch can be activated based on real-time air quality measurements. See the integrations article for step-by-step instructions on how to integrate Glow C with IFTTT.